Liza Klaussmann - Tigers In Red Weather
Released: 02/08/2012 PicadorHot property and the subject of an eight-way publishers' bidding war, this ambitious American debut is a three-decades-long family saga based on summers spent at the glamourous Tiger House, where furtive discoveries come to light. Klaussmann's literary ancestry (she's the great-great-great-granddaughter of Herman Melville) further heightens the anticipatory buzz. For more information visit: http://www.panmacmillan.com/book/lizaklaussmann/tigersinredweather Buy: http://www.foyles.co.uk/item/Fiction-Poetry/Tigers-in-Red-Weather,Liza-Klaussmann-978…
Financial Times“Captures a repressed generation and claustrophobic family relations...” At times you long for her characters to put down their drinks and have an actual conversation...However, these are small quibbles in a sharply drawn portrait of life among that ever-popular literary demographic: the beautiful and damned...
The Observer“Minimalist and evocative at the same time...” Does occasionally read like Desperate Housewives transported to East Egg, with a bit of Mad Men chucked in for good measure. Two things, however, set this enjoyably creepy book apart from your average beach read...
The Telegraph“An old-fashioned novel in the very best sense...” I read it the first time in one sitting, and envy anyone about to start it, with that delicious pleasure ahead of them...
Guardian“Immensely gripping and well-told...” Too often in novels gaps feel manipulative, but here they are integral to the structure of the novel: relay-style, narration is handed from one character to the next across five sections and a quarter of a century...
The Independent“What an unexpectedly brilliant read this is...” The characters are cruelly drawn and should be unsympathetic but there is something compelling about the setting and the cinematic feel of the book: you are drawn to these strange types without understanding why...
Washington Post“An elegant playbook on passive aggression...” Klaussmann is a master at unexpressed despair, which is always eventually expressed, of course. And watch out: There’s a single, shockingly violent moment in these pages that proves she’s not limited to the drama of seething with a smile...
Publishers Weekly“Scintillates as much as it satisfies...” Told from the biased and often unreliable perspectives of each of these five players, Klaussmann’s carefully crafted soap opera skillfully commingles mystery with melodrama, keeping readers guessing about what really happened until the end...
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